Officials identified a woman who died in a fiery one-car crash last week as 36-year-old Rachel Bishop.
Bishop, of Akron, died Feb. 29 after striking a tree on Merriman Road at about 4:45 p.m. Police said she was southbound between Mayfair Road and Sunnyside Avenue when she veered to the left and crossed into the opposite lane, striking the tree and flipping her Pontiac Grand Am.
Police reported they encountered difficulties in contacting Bishop’s next of kin. Her name could not be released until her family was notified.
The crash, which sent debris over several yards in the area, closed Merriman Road for more than an hour while police cleaned the scene and investigated.